December 5, 2016
Events this week
Here is a list of events happening Dec. 5-11, 2016, at the West Lafayette campus. Additional information below: exhibitions; ticket purchasing information.
Monday, Dec. 5
-- Christmas tree arrives in PMU's Great Hall. About 12:30 p.m. as transport allows. Beginning of Holidays at the Union. Organizer: Purdue Student Union Board. PSUB to decorate tree later in the day. To be on display through Dec. 18. URL: http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2016/Q4/purdue-memorial-union-to-celebrate-holiday-season.html
Tuesday, Dec. 6
-- Purdue Coaching Community fall workshop: "Coaching Student Populations." For all members of the Purdue community. PCC is a campus organization seeking to promote personal/professional coaching. Check-in at 8:30 a.m.; program 8:45 a.m.-noon; attend all or part. Krannert Center. Register by Dec. 2. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2016/Q4/purdue-coaching-community-to-hold-fall-workshop.html
-- Live holiday music by local and campus performers. Day 1 of 2. Part of Holidays at the Union. Organizer: Purdue Student Union Board. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. PMU, Great Hall. URL: http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2016/Q4/purdue-memorial-union-to-celebrate-holiday-season.html
-- Tree lighting ceremony. Part of Holidays at the Union. Organizer: Purdue Student Union Board. 11:45 a.m. PMU, Great Hall. Guess the Lights Contest begins; through Dec. 18.
-- Q&A for Discovery Park Big Idea Challenge. For teams preparing proposals. 4-5 p.m. Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Room 121. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2016/Q4/discovery-park-leadership-will-hold-final-qa-session-on-big-idea-challenge-proposals.html
-- President's Colloquia event. For faculty only, by registration. Marc Caffee, professor and associate head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Darryl Granger, professor and associate head of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, on "Bones, Caves, and Cosmic Rays: Accelerator Mass Spectrometry at PRIME Lab Pieces Together an Ancient Story." 4-6 p.m. Westwood, the presidential home. Reception following. URL or details and registration link: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2016/Q4/faculty-invited-to-presidents-colloquia-on-dec.-6.html
-- Project Citizen showcase. Organizer: James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship, in the College of Education. Student from Oakland High School in Lafayette present solutions to community issues related to public policy. 5:30-7:30 p.m. STEW, Room 218. www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2016/Q4/purdue-event-showcases-high-school-solutions-for-community-issues.html
-- Chamber Recital I. Purdue Bands & Orchestras. 7 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. URL: www.purdue.edu/bands
-- Women's basketball vs. Central Michigan. 7 p.m. Mackey Arena. Tickets: $5-$13. URL: www.purduesports.com/tickets/pur-tickets.html
Wednesday, Dec. 7
-- Live holiday music by local and campus performers. Day 2 of 2. Part of Holidays at the Union. Organizer: Purdue Student Union Board. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. PMU, Great Hall. URL: http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2016/Q4/purdue-memorial-union-to-celebrate-holiday-season.html
-- OIGP Social Justice Seminar Series. "BlackLivesMatter: Racial Tension and Police Violence in the Midwest and Beyond." Jean Beaman, assistant professor of sociology, and Nadia Brown, associate professor of political science and African American studies. Organizers: Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs; College of Liberal Arts' School of Interdisciplinary Studies. Noon. STEW, Room 214 CD. URL: https://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/oigp/
-- Holidays Around the World. Part of Holidays at the Union. Organizer: Purdue Student Union Board. 7-10 p.m. PMU, North Ballroom. Food, music, crafts, etc., associated with holidays from many cultures and traditions. URL: http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2016/Q4/purdue-memorial-union-to-celebrate-holiday-season.html
Thursday, Dec. 8
-- Opening of ticket sales for Christian music group Casting Crowns, on its "The Very Next Thing" tour and featuring Danny Gokey and Unspoken. Organizer: Purdue Convocations with Student Concert Committee. (Event is at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 in Elliott Hall of Music.) Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today (Dec. 8) to Purdue and Ivy Tech Lafayette students, and Purdue faculty, staff and retirees with a current ID at www.convocations.org/tickets. (Sales to the general public open at 10 a.m. Dec. 9 through www.convocations.org/tickets.) Single-ticket price: public, $25-$80; students, $20-$80. Limit six. Campus policies for ticket lines apply. URL: http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2016/Q4/casting-crowns-to-bring-the-very-next-thing-tour-to-purdue-in-february.html
-- University Clerical and Service Staff Recognition Luncheon. By reservation. Organizer: Human Resources. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. PMU, Ballrooms. Cost: $10. URL including link to reservation and list of honorees: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2016/Q4/registration-open-for-clerical-and-service-staff-recognition-luncheon.html
-- Chamber Recital II. Purdue Bands & Orchestras. 7 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. URL: www.purdue.edu/bands
Friday, Dec. 9
-- Tuba Christmas. Purdue Bands & Orchestras. 7 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. URL: www.purdue.edu/bands
-- Holiday Cheer & All That Jazz. Purdue Bands & Orchestras. 8 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. URL: www.purdue.edu/bands
-- "Winter Works." Purdue Contemporary Dance Company. Featuring student dancers and choreography by Division of Dance faculty. 7:30 p.m. Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. Reserved seating: public, $12, students, $11. Also two performances Saturday. URL: https://www.cla.purdue.edu/dance
Saturday, Dec. 10
-- Last day of classes for fall semester; exam period is Dec. 12-17.
-- Breakfast with Santa. Part of Holidays at the Union. Organizer: Purdue Student Union Board. 8-10:30 a.m. PMU, Great Hall along with Main Lounges, Room 118 and South Ballroom. Visit with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus (photos allowed); holiday crafts; games; all of these are free. Breakfast available: Pancakes, sausage, choice of juice or milk, $3.75; coffee or hot chocolate, $1.50. URL: http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2016/Q4/purdue-memorial-union-to-celebrate-holiday-season.html
-- Men's basketball vs. Cleveland State. Noon. Mackey Arena. Tickets: Available seating is $15-$25. Dynamic pricing applies. URL: www.purduesports.com/tickets/tickets-m-baskbl.html
-- "Winter Works." Purdue Contemporary Dance Company. Featuring student dancers and choreography by Division of Dance faculty. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. Reserved seating: public, $12, students, $11. URL: https://www.cla.purdue.edu/dance
-- Ashley Bathgate: "Bach Unwound" (cello). Purdue Convocations. 8 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Tickets: $15-20. URL: https://www.purdue.edu/convocations/event/ashley-bathgate-bach-unwound/
Sunday, Dec. 11
-- Women's basketball vs. North Carolina Central. 1 p.m. Mackey Arena. Tickets: $5-$13; also "Celebrate Sunday" special. URL: www.purduesports.com/tickets/pur-tickets.html
-- "Robert Pruitt: Escape Velocity." Oct. 24-Dec. 10. Purdue University Galleries. Large-scale drawings about the complexity of black identity combining disparate black influences and aesthetics. Robert L. Ringel Gallery in Stewart Center. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday plus until 8 p.m. Thursday (except holidays). URL: www.purdue.edu/galleries
-- "Jean Koeller: Under the Sky." Oct. 25-Dec. 10. Purdue University Galleries. Small paintings done en plein air, drawings, and large-scale paintings done from memory reveal the artist's daily studio process. Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., Lafayette. Hours: Noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (except holidays). URL: www.purdue.edu/galleries
-- Exhibitions in the Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries, Pao Hall. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; until 7 on Thursdays; (except holidays). URL: www.cla.purdue.edu/vpa/rueffgalleries
* Annual Juried High School Student Exhibition. Dec. 5-16.
* Theatre MFA Exhibition. Dec. 5-16.
-- "We Are All Connected." Nov. 5-Dec. 10. Organized by Black Cultural Center. Racial Equity Dialogue within the exhibit of women's voices through multimedia art by Marcia Fountain Blackridge. West Lafayette Public Library, 208 W. Columbia St. URL: www.purdue.edu/bcc
-- Archives and Special Collections: "Agriculture at the State Bicentennial: Purdue's Contributions to Indiana and Its People." June 10-Dec. 23. Summer hours: 1-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The library also has online exhibits; go to https://www.lib.purdue.edu/spcol/exhibits
-- "The Intersection of Art and Science." Continuing in second of planned two years. Lawson Computer Science Building, third floor. Open during building hours. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q4/new-art-exhibit-explores-the-intersection-of-art-and-science.html
Events are free unless noted (except that conference registrations may be omitted here); some performance and athletic events are marked "free" for clarity. Ticket prices are for single events unless stated otherwise. For information about series, seasons, packages, discounts, groups, promotions at games, etc., see the URLs in the next two paragraphs.
For varsity athletics tickets, go online; or call the Athletic Ticket Office, 765-494-3194 or 800-49-SPORT [497-7678]; or visit the office in the Mackey Complex facing Northwestern Avenue. The office is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and before ticketed events at Mackey Arena, Ross-Ade Stadium, and Holloway Gymnasium in the Brees Center. For ticketed sports events at other Purdue venues, tickets will be on sale before the event at the venue. URL: www.purduesports.com/tickets/pur-tickets.html. URL for gameday promotions in association with varsity events: www.purduesports.com/promotions
For Purdue Convocations and Purdue Theatre events and some others as announced, go to a campus box office or call 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW [914-7469]. URLs: www.purdue.edu/convocations and www.purdue.edu/theatre. Hours (during semester):
* Elliott Hall box office (lower level, northeast end by Hovde Hall): open two hours before ticketed events in that building.
* Loeb Playhouse box office (west lobby, Stewart Center): 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Also open two hours before ticketed events in that building.
* Pao Hall box office (first floor southeast): 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Also open two hours before ticketed events in that building.
URL for box offices and venues: www.housing.purdue.edu/HTML/HallOfMusic